28-year-old Milwaukee woman charged with misuse of 911

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from a passenger of a car on the freeway on Wednesday, January 23rd shortly after 2:00 p.m. — reporting she was being held captive.

The car traveled throughout the freeway system from southbound I-94 at Beloit, changing directions, before being stopped by a deputy on I-43 northbound near Center Street.  

An investigation of the incident revealed that the caller, a 28-year-old Milwaukee woman, was not in any danger.  

The driver had refused to let her out while on the freeway, causing her to argue and call 911.  

The woman is being issued a citation for violation of a County Ordinance: Misuse of 911, with a fine of $200.